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FORMER DETECTIVE/BEST COP TO LEAD DEFENSE IN BUSINESSMAN MURDER TRIAL

Magistrate Fabayo Azore has ruled that a prima facie case has been made out against former Best Cop Derwin Eastman and a former under cover policeman for the October 2017 murder of businessman Godfrey “Saga” Scipio.

Former Detective Corporal Derwin Eastman and intelligence policeman, Jameson Williams are accused of the October 12, 2017 murder of Scipio which occurred at Stanley Place and David Street, Kitty, Georgetown.

At the close of the prosecution’s case on Friday, November 27, 2020, Magistrate Azore ruled that the prosecution led evidence which was sufficient to establish a fact against the two-murder accused. In response, Eastman and Williams opted to lead a defence.
They are expected to call witnesses when they do so on December 11, 2020 at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

Eastman and Williams were charged based on allegation made by the alleged hit-man and ex-convict, Aubrey Bobb, that he was hired and given the gun by Eastman to commit the act. Bobb has since been committed to stand trial at the Demerara High Court for the businessman’s killing.

Media reports are that Scipio was gunned down soon after he exited a hotel in Kitty, Georgetown in the company of a female. He was robbed of some gold jewellery he was wearing and died while receiving treatment at a private city hospital.

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